The annual street fair at Pinner in
Middlesex was founded in 1336 and has been held ever since. At
frequent intervals over the past two hundred years, people have been
trying to suppress it for a variety of reasons.
This book looks at the changing style
of entertainments provided at the Fair, and examines the ways in
which it has survived for over 650 years, when many neighbouring
fairs and more famous national ones have been abolished.
Modern concerns for health and
safety have brought renewed threats to this historic event, but
Pinner Fair is a stubborn animal...